LEAD ACTRESS COMEDY
Pamela Adlon, “Better Things” Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “Veep” Jane Fonda, “Grace and Frankie” Allison Janney, “Mom” Ellie Kemper, “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” Tracee Ellis Ross, “black-ish” Lily Tomlin, “Grace and Frankie”
Analysis: Yes, Louis-Dreyfus has won five straight years for each and every season of “Veep.” Yes, she has more Emmy wins in this category than any other woman. Yes, one more Emmy will tie her with Cloris Leachman for most Emmy acting wins. Yes, she currently has seven, as does fellow nominee Janney. No, Janney’s presence in this category will not keep Louis-Dreyfus from winning another Emmy. (It’s “Mom’s” only nod.) In conclusion: Until Louis-Dreyfus loses, you’d be crazy to pick against her.